I realize to criticize DAR is liken to attacking motherhood, but somebody has to expose their failure to respond to Truth and Fair Treatment of proven record of a Rev. War Soldier
MY FACTS OUTWEIGH YOUR CONJECTURE Reuben Bates "Paired-up" with ex-officer Duval If one can "pair-up" a Reuben Bates with ex-officer William Duval in any other county than Louisa, I would pay to see it.
The "conjecture" that you are so quick to characterize is facts documented from two sources,which "pair-up" Rev. War Soldier Reuben Bates of Louisa Co. VA with ex-officer William Duval of Louisa Co., VA
!. Pension S8362 Ex Officer William Duval Pension No. S8362, which proves that Major Duval was one and the same as Mister Duval, who picked up pay due Rev. War Soldier Reuben Bates Sr (1731-1800) of Louisa Co. VA
Per his Pension, ex-officer William Duval lived in Louisa Co., VA from 1781 until Octobr 1783,the county of residence of Rev. War Soldier Reuben Bates.
2. Louisa Co. VA Personal Property Tax for 1783. Not conjecture, but fact, that ex-officer William Duval was the only Duval in Louisa Co. in 1783, the residence of Reuben Bates in 1783.He was the only available Duval to pick-up the Soldier pay on 4 March 1783 due Rev. War Soldier Reubrn Bates Sr.